Amanda Regan: Space Spook
A trailblazer in the technology of space craft design, Amanda is an engineer at the European Space Agency, Earth Observation Future Missions, a role that seemed impossible to her fourteen year old self!
Amanda was incorrectly streamed at school and not allowed to take A-Level Mathematics. This could have stopped her career in its tracks but through sheer perseverance she overcame this early set back, going on to study engineering at Brunel University, before developing her interest in space mission design with a Masters Degree in Austin, Texas USA.
Amanda’s recent projects include the Swarm Mission (a constellation of three spacecraft) launched in 2013 to measure the Earth’s magnetic field, and the Sentinel Convoy studies to fly with Copernicus Sentinels to meet Earth observation objectives. Amanda works closely with NASA A-Train Mission Operation Working Group and many other national space agencies. In her spare time she is a careers coach encouraging others to discover their best version of themselves! Amanda talks about the importance of being able to change your perspective when everything seems against you.